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Industrial Suppliers

There are different possibilities for suppliers to provide products and services to ESS.
This page provides an overview of these entryways and a guide to the best possible way for a company to become an ESS supplier.

The ESS project is broken down into sub-projects, including Accelerator Systems, Target Systems, Integrated Control System, and Neutron Scattering Systems. ESS encourages all potential suppliers to familiarise themselves with the ESS organisation and its technical areas.

Companies are likewise encouraged to contact their country Industrial Liaison Officer (ILO), which are listed below. The ILOs have first-hand knowledge on business and collaboration opportunities at ESS, and are up to date on the status of each project.

ESS is a joint research infrastructure which provides many opportunities for industry to contribute to the construction of the world’s most powerful neutron source. These are the different possibilities of going into business with ESS: 

Direct Procurement

Current and forthcoming procurement at ESS is displayed on our procurement page. Contract award notices are also posted on the website. Companies are invited to submit their online Business Profile to enable ESS to match potential suppliers with the relevant procurement at ESS.

ESS follows the European Spallation Source ERIC Procurement Rules, which are aligned with the EU treaty principles of transparency, non-discrimination and competition.

Sub-Supplier to In-Kind Partners

Around 30% of the 1 843 M€ ESS construction budget will be realised by means of In-Kind Contributions (IKCs) from European Partners. 

Each ESS In-Kind Partner follows its own procurement rules. Companies are encouraged to contact an organisation directly if they see a match between what their company has to offer and the listed IKC Agreement. Information on signed and approved in-kind agreements and their monetary values is available here. 

ILO Network

The European Spallation Source maintains a network of Industrial Liaison Offices (ILOs) located in ESS's Partner Countries.

The purpose of the ILOs is to provide first-hand information on business and collaboration opportunities. Several events are organised each year to report on ESS procurement processes, In-Kind Contribution development and other collaboration projects to national institutes and companies.

ILO Contacts

Czech Republic

Jiri Janosec
Technology Centre Prague
Ve Struhách 27
160 000 Prague 6
Tel: +420 234 006 136


Jonas Okkels Birk
Senior Specialist, Big Science

Danish Technology Institute (DTI)
Tel: +45 72 20 28 68


Ott Rebane
University of Tartu, Institute of Physics
Teatri väljak 3-307
10143 Tallinn
Tel: +37 256 299 145


Dr Grégory Chaboussant
Department of Large-Scale Research Infrastructures
Directorate for General Research and Innovation
Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI)
1, Rue Descartes
75231 Paris cedex 05
tel : +33 6 14 66 44 08


Dr. Ghaleb Natour
Central Institute of Engineering, Electronics and Analytics
Forschungszentrum Jülich
52425 Jülich
Tel: +49 2461 61-5045
Fax: +49 2461 61-6816


Prof. Dr. Gábor Veres
Department Head
Fusion Technology Department Addr: 29-33. Konkoly-Thege M., H-1121 Budapest, Hungary
Phone: +36 1 392 2758


Mauro Morandin
CERN Industrial Liaison Officer for Italy 
INFN Sez. di Padova 
via Marzolo, 8 - 35131 Padova 
tel.: +39 049 967-7067 
cel.: +39 320 923-2325 

Cristina Miletti 
tel.: +39 049 967-7080 



Ole Petter Nordahl
Norwegian Technology Group
Øygardsveien 51
4047 Hafrsfjord, Norway
Tel: +47 95223373


Jacek Swierblewski
The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics - Polish Academy of Science
Division of Scientific Equipment and Infrastructure Construction
ul. Radzikowskiego 152
31342 Krakow, Poland
Tel: +48 12 6628463
Email: or


Manuel Moreno
CDTI - Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology, C/ Cid 4
28001 Madrid
Tel: +34 91 581 55 00
Fax: + 34 91 581 55 94


Catarina Sahlberg, PhD
Programme Director

Big Science Sweden
Ideon Science Park
Scheelevägen 15
SE-223 70 Lund, Sweden

Tel. + 46 18 471 4954, + 46 72 999 9291
Email: or


Michel Hübner
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Station 13 - Swiss Plasma Center
CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel: +41 21 693 34 91

United Kingdom

Carol Watts
STFC – Science & Technology Facilities Council
Polaris House
North Star Avenue
Swindon, SN2 1SZ
Tel: +44 7808 878 214